Nancy Fritz, Ann O'Brien and P.J. Mills are three artists whose works are currently on display in ARC Gallery, 2156 N. Damen, in Bucktown. Though there is no overall theme to the show, Ann O'Brien points out the coincidental use of squares and bright colors unify the entire space. Be sure to stop by before it closes on Feb. 1.
From Wicker Park Ave. to Schiller St. between Damen Ave. and the baseball field, princesses, sheriffs, dinosaurs, pirates, pumpkins, elephants, bees, spiders, piñatas, witches, wolves, you name it and they were probably "interpreted" by adults, children and dogs during the four-hour extravaganza called Boo-Palooza
Amid a pack of costumed dogs as well as their "mummies" and "dude" dads, Madison Pereira and Louie Sevastidis from Melbourne, Australia, were having magnificent experiences, during Wicker Park's Boo-Palooza last Saturday.
The 7th annual Do-Division Street Fest and Sidewalk Sale from May 31st thru June 2nd, took a hit in the pocket this year due to the weather. Gate revenues are believed to be about half of last year, according to Kara Salgado, the Executive Director of the West Town Chamber of Commerce, who heads up the event.
Dogs raced in from far and wide to be participants in the doggie parades and festivities in Wicker Park on Sat., Oct.27, and the next day in the Logan Square Dog Park and Haas Park. Following the events, they yelped their approvals, giving both howlingly good reviews.
Everything from a midway of games, a maze, needle in the straw, pumpkin patch, dunking for apples, chess, puzzles, food train, children’s cooking, puppets, dancers and other performers to a kids costume parade and a dog costume parade brought Wicker Park alive with at least a couple thousand costumed, and not, Halloween revelers of all ages at Boo-Palooza 2012.
Face painting, puppet show, story telling, fortune telling, a craft project, a costume room and games for two different age groups took over the gymnasium as well as a few other small rooms in Commercial Park's Field House, 1845 W.
Feedback on the Open Streets event that closed Milwaukee Ave. from Division to Western on Sun., Sept. 16 between 5 a.m. and 4 p.m. is being requested by Wicker Park Bucktown (WPB) SSA#33, which funded the event with $70,000.
While the number of gardens on view decreased because of drought, balloons were not dancing at the gates of open gardens due to a nation-wide helium shortage and rain added to the environmental challenges of excessive heat, the Bucktown Garden Walk was a great success July 14 and 15.